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team for the second term. this afternoon, he'll announce that white house chief of staff, jack lew, is his pick for treasury secretary. which means for the first time in years, all of the premier cabinet positions will be held by men. jon karl is covering the shuffle in the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. some critics are looking at the president's emerging second-term team and asking, where are the women? today, it's jack lew for treasury secretary. earlier this week, chuck hagel for defense. and john brennan for cia. >> i'm looking forwards to working with these two gentlemen. >> reporter: and before that, john kerry for secretary of state. four top appointments since the election. four men. and then, this. "the new york times" published this white house photograph wednesday, showing the president speaking with top advisers in the oval office. ten people visible, all men. and late wednesday, labor secretary, hilda solis, announced she's leaving. the third woman in the cabinet heading for the exits. all this prompted "washington post" columnist,
house chief of staff jack lew today as the next secretary of the treasury. he is a federal budget expert who is known as a tough bargainerring. if confirmed he takes the job as the administration is preparing for a new confrontation with congressional republicans over debt and deficit. he replaces geithner who is moving back to new york to be with his family. >> the stage is set for the hollywood award season. in an hour the oscar nominations are announced. expect historic based films to get a lot of attention with "argo" and "zero dark 30" and "lincoln" and daniel day lewis will get surely another nomination and jennifer lawrence is also up. keep it here for the oscar nominations coming up after 5:30 like here on the abc7 morning news. we will stream the announcement like at and you can see would wins on sunday, february 24 when the oscars are announced like right here on abc7. seth mcfarland is the host. >> any favorites? >> i like them all. >> so diplomatic. >> mike nicco is not wrong this morning checking out the showers he predicted. no showers? >> the showers are over
, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you an update on that. >> the oscar nominations are out and we will go >> movies and actors have been nominated
. but president obama could announce his new pick for treasury secretary as soon as today. jack lew is reportedly the current's -- could be his nominee. he's currently the chief of staff, also a former budget director, as well. insiders say he's the best person to take on the many looming battles with congress that are coming up, including the battles over the debt ceiling and those pending budget cuts. and if he is confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new greenback that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if, in fact, he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group has already said it opposes any new restrictions on fire arms. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun.
of staff jack lew is confirmed to the post. well today, at his nomination, lew admitted to being challenged in penmanship, and the president rubbed it in. >> i'd never noticed jack's signature. and -- and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible. in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >>> and also tonight, we want you to listen to a song that could save your life or maybe at least the bumper on your car. here it is. ♪ hold me closer tiny dancer ♪ count the headlights on the highway ♪ >> it is, of course, elton john's "tiny dancer." but did you know there is new research out of london tonight that says you may be safer in your car if you play this song while you're driving? apparently the tempo of this song slows the human heartbeat down to 60 beats a minute. so you relax and ease up on the gas pedal. who knew? >>> and if you see something buzzing out there for our "instant index," be sure to tweet it to
, we learned today that president obama will nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as the new treasury secretary. and his signature will appear on every bill in our wallets. but when we looked up that signature, there it is. one person described it as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says if confirmed, he'll try to improve his penmanship. >>> and, what is your monopoly identity? do you go for the scottish dog, the hat, the thimble? today, monopoly announced they'll retire one of those tokens. and we, together, get to choose which one. so, you can vote online. the betting pros, by the way, say the wheelbarrow is the most likely to go. you can also vote for a new token, either a cat, a robot, a helicopter, a guitar or a diamond ring. i liked the wheelbarrow. oh well. if you see something out there for our "instant index," be sure to tweet it to me, @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up next here, we saw her take home gold in london. so, why was missy franklin so nervous for a high school swim meet? [ boys screaming ] hi, i just switched jobs and i want to roll over
serving as the first hispanic woman cabinet secretary. and president obama is expected to nominate jack lew for budget secretary. >>> and if he is confirmed, we could see a lot more of this. lew's looping signature on every new greenback that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. but lew says he'll work at improving his penmanship if he gets the job. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton, another departing cabinet member, says that doesn't mean she's retiring. at her first official appearance after battling a blood clot, clinton said she's just, quote, stepping off the fast track for a little while. >>> a couple from a new york neighborhood devastated by hurricane sandy is waking up in a new home this morning. burt and jean metz had just invested their life savings into upgrading their house in sandy point. then, sandy struck and four feet of water poured in. they lost everything. a volunteer group stepped in to help and showed off their work yesterday. look at that. >> bet they're feeling good. always good to be back home. so, congrats to them. >>> time
chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus during his tha time. he is going to replace tim geithner. >> if confirmed i look forward to joining the treasury department whose people are legendary with skill knowledge. >> lew became president obama's chief of staff last year and has a reputation of a tough bargainer but republicans say he has been too unyielding in past negotiations. >> it nearly fell through because of lew's signature. you can see it. that signature would appear on all u.s. paper money if he is confirmed. president obama said he never noticed it at before, he quote, considered rescinding the offer. he says he will try to improve his handwriting. >> do they still teach penmanship? >> sleeping pills that millions of americans use. >> plus, this animal has caused a lot of frantic 911 calls. is it a baby lion or a dog? we'll introduce you to him up next. >> and i'm sandhya patel. skies are clearing out. the chill is moving in. get ready for a freezing cold night. freeze warnings and frost advisories coming
to name jack lew as treasury secretary tomorrow. we will talk about that. if you looking for bargains, target has gift wrap, and children's, and women's apparel is marked down on tuesday, and wednesday, men's apparel and health and beauty are marked down and toys. researchers say the best deals are usually at the edges of the stores not in the middle of the target store. >> possible tension between the white house and walmart over gun control. walmart is taking a pass on an invitation by the white house to sit down with biden and talk about the issue. stocks look like this, a little bit higher as we get good earnings from alcoa and the silicon valley index is just a sight bit lower. >> thank you. this we go to weather. mike? >> we will talk about what is going on, we will start with an outside shot, beautiful colors there and the fog is why we have the dense fog advisory in the east bay and north bay valley from our east bay hills camera. a beautiful picture there. live doppler 7 hd showing it is dry. the cloud cover will be thick enough to drop the showers on us in the afternoon and
percent in nine days with the trend expected to continue. >> jack lew will not be nominate ed for secretary of penmanship so the new signature could come to your >> fremont, palo alto and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good thursday morning. the embarcardero, san francisco, ferry building, gorgeous shot. no action for you expected here in san francisco. mike nicco is checking out would might be seeing some showers in the next few hours and maybe a little snow. he will check out live doppler 7 hd for you coming up. >> the accreditation of city college in san francisco is on the line. officials need more time for a report. drastic changes are needed to keep their accreditation or the school loses federal funding and may have to close. a trustee says they may not have enough time to comply with 14 recommendations by the march 15 deadline. the school is seeking to extend the deadline to offer the report. >> the kings may move to seattle in a $500 million deal. yahoo is reporting they would sell to san francisco-based investor and someone from microsoft. seattle lost the so
-over. the debt limit fight's a big one. he'll have a new treasury secretary. it will almost certainly be jack lew, his current chief of staff. so, kind of a shuffling of chairs. but this is the last of the economic team left in the white house, geithner. >> jon karl, thank you very much. looking forward to you joining our powerhouse roundtable on "this week" this sunday. i'll also be interviewing senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell. >>> now, to the growing backlash over the movie "zero dark thirty." the movie chronicles the hunt for osama bin laden. three senators, including the chair of the senate intelligence committee, are now putting pressure on the cia to reveal just how much information it gave to filmmakers. and whether or not the agency deliberately tried to mislead them into thinking torture led to the finding of osama bin laden. abc's martha raddatz joins us, now, with the very latest on this story. martha? >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. this morning, the cia is looking at new investigations into information shared with the filmmakers. all of this may be good for box office
later this week. e expect the current chief of staff, jack lew, to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. >> hillary clinton is leaving. john kerry coming in. before she goes, she will testify on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: that's right. the white house fully expects that hillary will testify on benghazi before she leaves as secretary of state, doing something republicans have been demanding for a long time. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>> now, to the fire that broke out on a boeing dreamliner at logan international airport in boston, right after passengers got off that jet. the japan airlines 787 was parked at the gate. no one was injured. but the fire was the latest in a string of incidents for the high-tech new jetliner. abc's jim avila is in washington with the latest. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. few things are as frightening as smoke on an airplane. but fortunately, in this case, the only real damage was done to the reputation of boeing's new dreamliner airplane. firefighters at boston's logan field, dousing smoke
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